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Jesse Angelo

News Corporation Closes The Daily

News Corporation has closed The Daily, its app-based news magazine. Founding editor-in-chief Jesse Angelo has been named publisher of The New York Post.

The Daily iPad will end on December 15, 2012, but the company will continue some of the reporting in other avenues. The company noted that “some staff” will find work at The Post.

Rupert Murdoch had this statement in the release: “From its launch, The Daily was a bold experiment in digital publishing and an amazing vehicle for innovation. Unfortunately, our experience was that we could not find a large enough audience quickly enough to convince us the business model was sustainable in the long-term. Therefore we will take the very best of what we have learned at The Daily and apply it to all our properties. Under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Col Allan and the business and digital leadership of Jesse, I know The New York Post will continue to grow and become stronger on the web, on mobile, and not least, the paper itself. I want to thank all of the journalists, digital and business professionals for the hard work they put into The Daily.”

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The Daily Uncorks Gary Vaynerchuk for Video Segment

The Daily added Daily Grape founder and wine reviewer and SiriusXM Wine & Web with Gary Vaynerchuk host Gary Vaynerchuk to its wine cellar, as he will become an on-camera contributor for News Corp.’s iPad-exclusive daily newspaper, hosting recurring video segment Next Wave with Gary Vaynerchuk.

Vaynerchuk will continue raising his glasses to Daily Grape and SiriusXM. He is also the author of 2009 best-seller Crush It! Why Now Is The Time To Cash In On Your Passion.

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'The Daily' Is One of the Best Values On the App Store Because of One Thing: The Crossword Puzzle

News Corp.’s iPad newspaper “The Daily” is only a few days old, but now that I have spent some time with it, I think it may be one of the best overall values on the App Store. Why? The crossword puzzle.

Every day “The Daily” features a new crossword puzzle and sudoku game. The interface is the best I have seen for any crossword puzzle on the iPad, and the puzzles are challenging but still fun. In short, for many people the crossword and sudoku puzzles alone may be worth the $0.14 a day.

All that other stuff, the “news” and “content,” it’s all just gravy.

But I have a suggestion for Rupert Murdoch and Jesse Angelo: the iPad is not a piece of paper, so you have an opportunity to really innovate here.

Crossword puzzles and sudoku took off in newspapers because there are only so many things you can do on paper. The iPad does not have those limitations, so there is no reason that the puzzles should only be ports of newspaper games.

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Sun Online Editor Pete Picton Summoned to Parent Co., New York

DailyPlanet.jpgDid The Sun lose Sun Online editor Pete Picton to the Daily Planet? According to paidContent, Picton is moving to his newspaper’s parent company, as well as leaving London for New York, to work on the new News Corp. national digital newspaper.

The Sun editor Dominic Mahon told his staff Picton will be “helping to launch a new digital project,” paidContent reported, joining New York Post executive editor Jesse Angelo.

Picton has been The Sun‘s online editor since 2000, according to paidContent.